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Bobcats inhabit most of the continental US yet humans rarely spot them because of their nocturnal and evasive nature. In the 19th century, the cat was trapped extensively for its soft, spotted fur.

Bobcat Description

Also known as a bay lynx or a wildcat, bobcats are about twice as big as domestic house cats. They have long legs and large paws that allow them stable footing while chasing prey.

Bobcats generally have brown, spotted fur with a white underside. They get their name from a short and “bobbed” tail.

They have large and tuft ears that aid in stocking prey.

Bobcat Range and habitat

Bobcats, like most cats, are very territorial. They mark their territory with urine scents and feces. It is believed male bobcats have a range of 8 square miles and that some transient cats have a range of up to 22 square miles.

Bobcats are highly adaptive and their known territories include swamps, wooded areas, suburban fringes and semi-arid deserts.

What do Bobcats eat?

Bobcats feed mainly on rabbits and hares but will eat a wide variety of prey. They have been recorded eating insects, fish, deer, poultry, domestic cats, foxes, skunks, and even small dogs.

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Big Cat Rescue works to give bobcats a second chance at living free after being injured or orphaned. Here they will regain the muscle strength needed to hunt, climb and run. When the bobcats are ready they are released back to the wild. You can see some of those release videos here.

Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, advocates for ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. This refuge is home to over 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, and other species who have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, or retired from performing acts. Our new series of live cams brings us into their world as they live, play, and heal through rehabilitation.

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Bobcats inhabit most of the continental US yet humans rarely spot them because of their nocturnal and evasive nature. In the 19th century, the cat was trapped extensively for its soft, spotted fur.

Bobcat Description

Also known as a bay lynx or a wildcat, bobcats are about twice as big as domestic house cats. They have long legs and large paws that allow them stable footing while chasing prey.

Bobcats generally have brown, spotted fur with a white underside. They get their name from a short and “bobbed” tail.

They have large and tuft ears that aid in stocking prey.

Bobcat Range and habitat

Bobcats, like most cats, are very territorial. They mark their territory with urine scents and feces. It is believed male bobcats have a range of 8 square miles and that some transient cats have a range of up to 22 square miles.

Bobcats are highly adaptive and their known territories include swamps, wooded areas, suburban fringes and semi-arid deserts.

What do Bobcats eat?

Bobcats feed mainly on rabbits and hares but will eat a wide variety of prey. They have been recorded eating insects, fish, deer, poultry, domestic cats, foxes, skunks, and even small dogs.

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